The importance of micro-habitat in the breeding of Barn Owls Tyto alba

Motti Charter, Yossi Leshem, Kobi Meyrom, Ori Peleg, Alexandre Roulin

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Capsule Habitat parameters associated with 706 Barn Owl (Tyto alba) nesting boxes in Israel were analysed. Pairs bred in 259 of the boxes. The intensity of agricultural practices at nestbox sites were shown to have only a weak effect on aspects of Barn Owl breeding in this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalBird Study
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Shaul Aviel, Noam Weiss and Sameh Darahe for assistance in fieldwork; Gavin Siriwardena and Colin Shawyer for their comments on the text; and the Israel Hoopoe Foundation, Society for the Protection of Nature Israel, Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection for funding. A. Roulin was supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (3100AO_120517).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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